• 3 Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Wait to Complete

  • 3 Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Wait to Complete

    At times, being a homeowner may seem like a never-ending battle against the forces of time. Since everything decays over time, there will almost always be some part of a house that needs repairs or maintenance. Some people take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to home repairs, only fixing things when they can’t be ignored any further. However, waiting until the last minute can be a costly mistake with home repairs since problems usually become more expensive, the worse things get. Here are three repairs you shouldn’t wait to complete that Big Boy Construction can help you address.

    Leaky Roof

    Leaks may seem like a small issue since it’s just some drops of water here and there. However, water damage is your home’s worst enemy, and it’s best to address any roof leaks before further problems develop. Even if you only see the leak as a discolored portion of the ceiling or a small wet spot in a corner, the water will cause long-term damage in several ways. Water can cause wood supports to rot away, which can lead to serious damage to the building. Moisture in your house will also contribute to mold and mildew growth. These fungal growths release spores that can damage the health of people in the building. And if a leaky roof isn’t fixed before major storms arrive, your house is likely to suffer a lot of damage. Big Boy Construction is one of the best roofing contractors in the greater Indianapolis area, and we can fix any roof-related issue you have.

    Flooring Issues

    Many people don’t pay much attention to issues related to the flooring in their home. You probably don’t spend your time looking at your feet as you walk, so it’s understandable that minor flooring issues may get missed. However, just like your roof, things that look like minor issues will blossom into full-blown problems is not addressed in a timely fashion. Water and moisture can damage the part of the floor you see, as well as the subflooring material. Wet floors are a sign of an issue with plumbing, drainage, or other problems. Besides the potential for mold and mildew growth, which we discussed earlier, the water damage to the subflooring can lead to visible problems such as cracked tiles, sinking floorboards, and more. Worse still, a long-term problem with water drainage at the floor level can lead to foundation issues down the road. Whether you want to replace your flooring for repair or cosmetic reasons, Big Boy Construction can help.

    Broken Gutters

    The gutters of your house are more important than people often realize. Gutters do more than simply redirect water from your roof, so it’s not pouring down in front of the doorway. Gutters are designed to ensure that all the water that hits the roof is removed efficiently. If water is allowed to pool in locations on your roof, it can cause some of the leaky roof issues we mentioned at the beginning. If you notice your gutters sagging, it’s definitely time to have them repaired. Gutters that sag or pull away from the house are indications that the gutters are full of water and pulling away from the house due to the weight. Sagging gutters can damage your home, and water that leaks out of gutters can ruin the paint or siding near the leak. At Big Boy Construction, we can install beautiful gutter systems that we cut on site to ensure they are the exact size. By using a seamless design, we prevent the leaking that most conventional gutter systems have. And to prevent clogs, we also offer a variety of leaf guard systems.

    Keeping your home safe and beautiful takes some effort, but you don’t have to do everything alone. If you need any help with roofing, flooring, paint jobs, storm damage repair, and more, Big Boy Construction can help. Send us a message online if you have any questions about a renovation or remodel you want to do to your home. 

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